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If I kept one watch and sold the rest I’d need another hobby to take its place. What would you recommend?
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Playing guitar. Or if you’re looking for a new rabbit hole to go down, photography. Didn’t you explore that a bit awhile ago?
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May I make a suggestion? I don’t see why any particular activity or hobby has to be done to the exclusion of all others. Hobbies don’t have to be all consuming (unless of course you want them to be) and they don’t have to be expensive.

Take up a musical instrument, as Drew says. But you are unlikely to become a professional musician (unless I read you very wrong) so be a dilettante instead. I play guitar and saxophone, and sometimes I don’t touch them for weeks on end; then I will pick one up and have a diddle or a blow and maybe return to it more frequently for a while until I find something different to do.

Photography. I like to mess around, but I just use the camera/phone and software that I already have. I’ll never be Salgado or Adams, but I can still have fun.

Writing. You’re actually rather good at it. I have enjoyed doing some travel writing over the last year or two; I’m not kidding myself that it’s ever going to pay the bills, but it’s something I enjoy doing. Again, I find myself picking it up and laying it down.

I’ve never enjoyed collecting, cataloguing and curating. It’s not how I view or use watches, recorded music, books or anything else for that matter.

How about making/creating things? Painting?

None of these needs to be horrifically expensive, and shouldn’t mean that you have to sell your watches. Unless you want to, of course.

Invest a little time, not necessarily a lot of money.
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I have always had an interest in photography but not enough to do anything other than take snaps on my phone. However I discovered an app called Snapseed recently that allows you to make some basic edits to your pics, so I’m dabbling in that right now.

I learned the piano all the time I was growing up and it wasn’t really a creative or enjoyable thing...

Jewellery making was a creative outburst years ago and I loved it. More expensive to set up than buying watches!

Nope, I think it’s in my nature to deal with one giant rabbit hole at a time :lol: My last huge rabbit hole was writing. But my concentration, focus, memory are so awful these days that it’s not easy any more. I’m trying to remember the name of a German independent watchmaker whose watches I love but there’s nothing there....

Maybe flash fiction! Or superflash fiction :D
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^^^ Dirk Dornblüth?
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No it wasn’t dornbluth..., thanks though :thumbup:
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May I suggest, planking :thumbup:
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Korkki wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 5:59 pm May I suggest, planking :thumbup:
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Planking looks like a hoot! Reminds me a bit of extreme ironing. I could lie down anywhere in the centre of Edinburgh right now and people would just assume I was advertising a Festival show :lol:
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Wood working. I’ve always wanted to get into that, just don’t have the time right now.

Music is great, it just takes a lot of patience for you to learn the basics and practice up until you can really start to do it purely for fun.

Video games can be great fun!

Planking is clearly a strong candidate as well.
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EI :thumbup:
The best book ever I have bought :lol: :lol:
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ajax87 wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 6:26 pm Wood working. I’ve always wanted to get into that, just don’t have the time right now.
I like that idea too, but space and setting up costs are prohibitive. However, an advert popped up on my feed for a hand-held pen grip carver/etcher. But like a dremel I think. More ergonomic, can carve into stone with it. I could see me whittling of an evening and it would be a one off outlay :thumbup:
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Korkki wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 6:29 pm
The best book ever I have bought :lol: :lol:
Does it have a picture from Halley base of a guy called Gavin ironing in a blizzard?? (Gavin was the doc who took over from me :D )
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missF wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:02 pm I like that idea too, but space and setting up costs are prohibitive. However, an advert popped up on my feed for a hand-held pen grip carver/etcher. But like a dremel I think. More ergonomic, can carve into stone with it. I could see me whittling of an evening and it would be a one off outlay :thumbup:
That’s a cool little thing and a great idea!
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missF wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:03 pm
Korkki wrote: Sun Aug 13, 2023 6:29 pm
The best book ever I have bought :lol: :lol:
Does it have a picture from Halley base of a guy called Gavin ironing in a blizzard?? (Gavin was the doc who took over from me :D )
Just checked, it does not. No one ironing in a blizzard :(
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@Korkki - just realised it was twenty years ago! There have probably been twenty editions of the book since then! :lol: